Happenings in the South Texas environmental community
We use this page to list major events happening in San Antonio but not necessarily sponsored by the Sierra Club. Check this page often for major announcements
There is plenty of other local environmental activity occurring on a regular basis, so check our links page to access the websites of our sister organizations. We highly recommend Bexar Audubon Society's Nature Calendar.
High-level Radioactive Waste: What San Antonio Needs to Know NOW
High-level Radioactive Waste: What San Antonio Needs to Know NOW is the title of a public lecture by Dr. Arjun Makhijani, President of the Institute for Energy and Environmental Research. This event is free and open to the public.
Thursday, October 2nd
Fiesta Room (CUC111) of the Trinity University Coates Center. (Nearest public parking is on the Orange Level of Laurie Auditorium)
Dr. Makhijani (PhD, Engineering, U.C.-Berkeley) is a recognized authority on energy and environment-related issues, of which one of the most relevant to San Antonio is the safety and public health problems posed by nuclear power plants, e.g. CPS’ STP 1 & 2, as well as the proposed STP 3 & 4 in which CPS still owns 7% interest. Although the proposal to build two more reactors was stalled about 6 years ago – thanks partly due to a local coalition of which the Alamo Group of the Sierra Club was an active part), the coalition continues to press for withdrawing the proposal altogether and for closing the old reactors as soon as possible, without allowing a proposal for extension of their termination date. The crisis at the Fukushima nuclear power plant highlights the risks of San Antonio’s reactors.
Dr. Makhijani returns to San Antonio to raise awareness about a new concern that the City faces – proposed State legislation that would allow high-level radioactive waste to be transported through Texas communities en route to West Texas.
San Antonio Arbor Day & National Public Lands Day
Saturday, November 8th
8 a.m. till noon
Eisenhower Park, 19399 NW Military Hwy